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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Nice little off the beaten path trail

This is a little off the beaten track trail. Used by horses so watch your step. It is not paved and winds through the brush and such. Numerous deer were seen very close up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a little off the beaten track trail. Used by horses so watch your step. It is not paved and winds through the brush and such. Numerous deer were seen very close up. Leave them alone. Just look, take a picture, and move along. Very easy hiking.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We discovered this trail quite by chance one March. Have also walked it in February. The best kept secret is that in winter, the trail is completely rejuvenated! No horse riders. Nada. We prefer it to all others because of its solitude, and the soft dirt (great for the knees, but you must not mind that your shoes and/or jeans... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Although this hike was quite long and had a lot of elevation change, it was quite doable for us amateur hikers. I am very afraid of heights and was surprised to find myself up that high without panic. The view was unbelievable and worth every step.

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Toquerville UT
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We've hiked this a couple of times in Winter and it's a good trail for that time of year. Spectacular views and most likely some solitude. During the season this is used by the Horses/Mules and would not be enjoyable IMHO.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The westward spur of the Sand Bench Trail was one of the first I did during my multi-day visit to Zion NP, as part of my month-long tour of the Utah/Arizona natural attractions last year. I have posted separate reviews for several individual trails plus an 'introductory' review for the NP as a whole under the TA webpage entitled 'Zion's... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My husband and I hike this trail when the park is very busy with visitors because not many people know about the Sand Bench Trail, so it is peaceful. There is some climbing and walking in sand. Since you are often in the open, I would suggest hiking this trail during cool weather only.

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Mount Carmel, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Sand Bench Trail is used by horses for commercial horseback rides during the busy months of the year, but in the winter hikers can take to the path without running into horses.

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